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Malocclusion

Poor positioning of your teeth. A bad bite. Malocclusions are described by orthodontists using 3 classifications:

Class I Malocclusion

Your jaw relationship is relatively normal but your teeth may be very crowded and unattractive.

Class II Malocclusion

You have a large overjet. Your lower jaw has not grown forward like your upper jaw. This has been described as being “buck toothed.

Class III Malocclusion

You have an under-bite. This may be caused by your upper jaw not growing forward enough or by your lower jaw growing forward too much.

 

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